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Day: June 23, 2023

Day: June 23, 2023

Google’s Duet AI can generate custom templates in Sheets

Google testers now have the chance to check out another new Duet AI feature in Google Workspace. Starting today, they’ll see a new sidebar for Google Sheets. They can describe what they want to do and Duet AI can create a custom template to help them get the ball rolling. According to Google, this could come in useful for those looking to carry out tasks that involve complex organization and tracking. The company suggests product roadmaps, company retreats and team budgets as potential use cases. If the feature works as intended, it could help save users a ton of time.

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The best iPhone accessories for 2023

New Apple iPhone 14 owners should think about the accessories they want for their new handset not long after unboxing it. Like with last year’s iPhone 13s, this year’s models don’t come with ac power adapters, so that’s one thing you’ll probably need to have on hand. If you plan on going all-in on wireless charging, you can take advantage of the best MagSafe technology with the many accessories to choose. We’ve tested out some of the best iPhone accessories available, from the Apple AirTag to wireless headphones to phone cases, and gathered the best ones here. Apple MagSafe wireless

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Twitch announces chat-pinning feature for those with robust bank accounts

Twitch just announced a chat-pinning feature similar to those found on YouTube and other platforms. Hype Chat, beyond sounding like something from 2006, offers a new revenue stream for both streamers and the platform itself. Here’s how it works. You pay $1 to $500 and compose a message that rests atop the chat until someone with deeper pockets comes along and knocks you from the spotlight. The more you pay, the longer the message stays up top and the more characters you can use to compose the missive. Big spenders also get access to various design options to help that

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Stars collided in galactic “demolition derby,” produced oddball gamma-ray burst

Enlarge / Astronomers studying a powerful gamma-ray burst (GRB) may have observed a never-before-seen way to destroy a star. (credit: Int’l Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/M. Garlick/M. Zamani) When astronomers spotted a powerful gamma-ray burst (GRB) in October 2019, the most likely explanation was that it was produced by a massive dying star in a distant galaxy exploding in a supernova. But data from subsequent observations showed that the burst originated with the collision of stars (or their remnants) in a densely packed area near the supermassive black hole of an ancient galaxy, according to a new paper published in the journal Nature

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US might finally force cable-TV firms to advertise their actual prices

Enlarge / President Joe Biden speaks on the South Lawn of the White House on June 15, 2023, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) President Joe Biden this week criticized cable-TV companies for imposing “junk fees,” as the Federal Communications Commission proposed new rules cracking down on the hidden fees charged by cable and satellite video providers. “My administration’s top priority is lowering the cost of living for the middle class, and that includes cracking down on companies’ use of junk fees to hide true costs from families, who end up paying more as a result,”

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Twitter CEO starts fighting Musk’s battles, paying Musk’s overdue bills

Enlarge (credit: Chesnot / Contributor | Getty Images Europe) Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino has seemingly smoothed things over with Google after Twitter reportedly stopped paying its Google Cloud bills. Sources familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal that Twitter has resumed payments to Google after “consistently” dodging bills that sometimes racked up to more than $20 million a month. According to one source, Yaccarino hopped on a video call with Google Cloud’s chief executive, Thomas Kurian, last week, hoping to set things straight between the two tech companies. Now, it appears that Yaccarino’s management tactics were so effective

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Mortal Kombat 1 Stress Test Codes Have Been Sent Out, Begins Tomorrow

Tomorrow on June 23, you’ll finally be able to test your might in Mortal Kombat 1 as NetherRealm Studios will be holding a Stress Test. The test will take place over the weekend, ending Sunday, June 25. The news comes from the official Mortal Kombat Twitter account, and it reads: “Good news, Kombatants. Codes have been sent out! Reminder the Stress Test will begin tomorrow 6/23. In case you were wondering, we found an issue in the build yesterday and didn’t want it to inhibit your playtime this weekend. We were able to resolve sooner than anticipated. #MK1” Continue Reading

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Leaks Suggest Metal Gear Solid 4 May Finally Make It To Other Systems

With the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 around the corner, it appears that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots may be getting a port too. But it’s possible it will be part of a future Metal Gear Solid bundle. Twitter user Nitroid (via IGN) posted their findings after inspecting the collection’s official website. Data in the files appear to show that more Metal Gear Solid games, including 4, are planned for the future. The new Metal Gear Solid website added buttons to the timeline for the games in Master Collection Vol. 1, but if you inspect

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New On Peacock In July 2023: Twisted Metal Season 1, Myth Of The Zodiac Killer

As July draws near, Peacock is set to reveal its lineup of TV shows and movies coming to the platform next month. From the very start of July, viewers can look forward to a wide assortment of titles scheduled to premiere throughout the month, offering a strong variety of entertainment choices to cater to diverse tastes. July 27 sees the Season 1 premiere of Twisted Metal, a half-hour live-action TV series based on the vehicular combat PlayStation game series. According to a synopsis, the show is a “high-octane action comedy… about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better

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Fortnite X Nike Collab Offers Real Merch Along With In-Game Cosmetics

This week, Epic Games and Nike announced Airphoria, a new collaboration between the two companies that introduced some awesome new Nike Air Max-branded skins and other cosmetics to Fortnite this week. But this is a fashion collaboration, and these things go both ways–and that means that Nike also has new Fortnite-branded merch in the real world that it wants to sell you. See all Nike x Fortnite merch The Fortnite merch in this round includes standard Fortnite x Nike Air Max T-shirts, a Fortnite x Nike Air Max long-sleeve tee, and T-shirts that sport the Airphoria logo. The regular T-shirts

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